[IronPython] StaticResources + DLR + Silverlight

Jimmy Schementi Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com
Wed Jun 25 17:55:59 PDT 2008


[Catching up w/old mail, sorry! =(]

Dan,

Using a dynamic language in Silverlight is no different than in C#/VB wrt StaticResources; you can have a app.xaml file which looks like this:

<Application xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
             x:Class="Microsoft.Scripting.Silverlight.DynamicApplication"
             >
    <Application.Resources>

    </Application.Resources>
</Application>

And load it in app.py like this:

Application.LoadComponent(Application.current, Uri("app.xaml", UriKind.Relative))

I omit this "StaticResource XAML file" from our templates since I figured they'd only add confusion, but do you think this should be in there regardless?

~Jimmy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-
> bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Dan Eloff
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 6:44 AM
> To: Discussion of IronPython
> Subject: [IronPython] StaticResources + DLR + Silverlight
>
> I notice if you use C#/VB, you have <Application> in your main xaml
> file. In there you can place resources that can be used from anywhere
> in your other xaml files. Using the {StaticResource foo}  markup
> extension.
>
> If you are using a dynamic language, there is no <DynamicApplication>
> equivalent (please correct me if I'm wrong), most examples I've seen
> use <UserControl>.
>
> The trouble is placing your resources in <UserControl.Resources> makes
> them off limit to {StaticResource foo} in any other xaml files (again
> please correct me if I'm wrong)
>
> So I find myself in a nightmare of duplicating resources across files
> and setting styles in code from
> Application.Current.RootVisual.Resources['foo'], neither of which is
> pleasant. Are there really no better alternatives?
>
> -Dan
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